Van Conner, Founding Bassist of Screaming Bushes, Lifeless at 55

Van Conner, co-founder, bassist, and key songwriter for the seminal different rock band Screaming Bushes, is useless on the age of 55.

HIs passing was introduced by his brother, Screaming Bushes guitarist Gary Lee Conner, in a social media assertion. “Van Conner bassist and music author of Screaming Bushes died final night time of an prolonged sickness at 55,” he wrote. “It was pneumonia that received him ultimately. He was one of many closest buddies I ever had and I beloved him immensely. I’ll miss him eternally and ever and ever…”

Born March seventeenth, 1967 and raised in Ellensberg, Washington, Conner based the band Explosive Era in highschool alongside his brother and and drummer Mark Pickerel. That act advanced into Screaming Bushes in 1985 with the addition of vocalist Mark Lanegan. Quickly they moved to Seattle to take part within the metropolis’s burgeoning grunge scene.

Collectively, the core group of Lanegan and the Conners launched eight studio albums, together with their 1992 industrial breakthrough Candy Oblivion and 1996 follow-up, Mud. The band’s ultimate album, Final Phrases: The Remaining Recordings, got here out in 2008 after being recorded within the late Nineties.

Screaming Bushes broke up in 2000, and all through his lengthy profession Van Conner labored as a studio musician, toured with Dinosaur Jr., and launched new music with bands similar to Solomon Grundy,  Gardener, and in more moderen years, VALIS.

Lanegan handed away final 12 months on the age of 57.


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